Meeting to shape our built environment

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Growing a place – the people, where will they live? Conference

The South East LEP sets a target of 100,000 new homes by 2020. Many Local Plans in Kent accommodate new housing by growing existing settlements. It’s an approach that almost always means extending the built environment into the landscape and changes to existing communities. Given the sensitivity of both, the emphasis needs to be on design; design that strengthens the settlement and fully integrates the new with the old in a way that is sensitive to the landscape. Infrastructure is equally critical, and so too is collaboration and cooperation between local authorities, developers and communities. To look at these issues we brought together leading thinkers and practitioners from the public and private sector to share their knowledge of how to successfully grow places.

Speakers included:

  • Bob Allies, Partner, Allies and Morrison
  • John Letherland, Partner, Farrells
  • Mike Lambert, Planning Director, Countryside Properties
  • Nick Lee Evans, Managing Partner, Lee Evans Partnership
  • Joanne Cave, Partner, David Lock Associate
  • Gabor Stark, Senior Lecturer, Urban Design, University for the Creative Arts
  • Robert Rummey, Director, Rummey Design
  • Katy Lock, Garden Cities and New Towns Advocate, TCPA

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